Who knew the plank was about so much more than our ‘abs’ 🙂 let’s rebuild it and learn how to activate our muscles from the shoulders to the hips.
Continuing to progress that core stability – any questions, give me a shout! x
We focus on activating the lower traps to help stabilise the shoulder blades during overhead movements. When our lower traps are weak our upper trapezius muscles turn on and engage more often than they should. Your upper trapezius (upper trap) is the muscle that helps elevate and upwardly rotate the scapula and extend the neck. When the upper trap has no support from the mid or low trapezius fibers it can become overworked and therefore very tight, affecting our posture for dance.
Focusing on the internal and external rotation of our shoulders.
The glutes – the biggest, most powerful muscle in our body! It’s important to learn to feel them activate.
Today we focus on the lower leg. A reminder to practice mindfulness throughout your mobility work, really focusing on the task at hand – I understand it’s easy for the mind to wander when in some of those deeper stretches, but once you’ve noticed that that has happened- breathe into it and bring the focus back.
Today we focus our attention on the ‘dorsi flexors’ of the ankle.. The muscles that draw our toes towards our shin.. Why is this important – have a listen x
Welcome to week 3 and your new full body mobility flow. Please head to the next video for your activation exercise.
We are now on week 3.. New mobility flows and activations coming this week, bringing more awareness, mobility and strength to our bodies 🙂